How will tokenisation revolutionise real estate investment?

Dividing up assets into easily tradeable digital securities has the potential to revolutionise real estate investment, writes Steven Lang, director, commercial research at Savills.

Four hundred years ago, the Dutch East India Company became the first publicly traded company. By offering bonds and shares to the general public to raise capital, it created a new tradeable marketplace.

So although the concept of fractional ownership is not new, a fresh approach to real estate investment is: tokenisation.

As the name suggests, this is the process of “tokenising” real estate: breaking down